Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

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Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Junkman » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:09 pm

I'm striving for keeping my French cars 100% French.
Hence I got me another set of these:

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Usually I take great pride in preparing the exact square root of Jack for a trip, but this time it happens to coincide with a regular maintenance interval.
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Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Eddie Honda » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:59 pm

Junkman wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:09 pm
I'm striving for keeping my French cars 100% French.
Need to strive harder then. Tyres?
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Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Junkman » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:21 pm

I will inherit a set of original Michelins in proper My Vintage Tyre© fashion soon.
It's about time to get rid of that newfangled Chinese tosh.
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Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Junkman » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:58 pm

I just bought some manual gearbox oil.
It occurred to me that I have never bought manual gearbox oil before.
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Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by fried onions » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:48 pm

Is it anything special? All my cars have specified either engine oil or EP 90 for the gearboxes.
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Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Junkman » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:22 pm

It wants EP80 just because it's an R16.
But I have never bought any manual gearbox oil before.
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Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by SEIZE » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:04 pm

EP80 or EP90 either will do. EP80/90 multi grade is also fine.
However 4 speed boxes use GL4 spec , but 5 speed boxes type 385 need GL5 spec.
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Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Junkman » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:01 am

I do wot book sez. Book sez EP80 GL4, so that's what I bought.
Of course it's a 4 speed.
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Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Hooli » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:00 am

From memory GL4 has a different additive pack to protect brass bits in the box.
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Re: Unparallel Renault 16 Happenings

Post by Junkman » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:12 am

What's left of the synchro rings is brass.
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